Barbie in the Lab About How to Save Money on Bad Makeup, Bad Cosmetics

How to Save Money on Bad Makeup, Bad Cosmetics

I’m not usually a fan of makeup, but this time last year, I was in love.

I loved the new Urban Decay Primer Potion, and I loved that it came in a variety of shades.

I bought a whole bunch of it, and it turned out to be an absolute godsend.

But my makeup pal said that the color was bad. 

So I called up Urban Decay, which sent me a replacement sample. 

The Urban Decay sample came in brown and brown-nude shades, and the brown-orange was a matte black. 

I tried them both, and they were totally different. 

“The brown-black is too dark,” Urban Decay said. 

Not only that, the Urban Decay product on the brown was much darker than the one on the black.

I asked if that was a mistake, and Urban Decay pointed out that it was. 

When I tried it on, the brown shade was too dark, and that was the problem.

I went to Urban Decay’s website, and found that I needed to use the new brown-blended primer and then reapply it. 

But Urban Decay still didn’t seem to be addressing the issue. 

They sent me another sample, which turned out not to be bad either. 

However, they did send me the same sample with the brown and black shades and this time, they told me it was a bad color. 

As a result, I’ve had to order a new set of products, and have to go back to my old, non-brown-blending primer and my old-bad-cosmetics-shades combo. 

There are three things I’ve learned since this incident: 1.

You can’t just go in to the store and pick up a product.


If you want to use a product you bought, you need to have a full list of ingredients, and then you can mix and match different shades.


It’s best to mix and matched products, not try to use different shades in different products. 

Unfortunately, this incident does not affect the products I have, because I bought them all separately. 

For now, though, I’m going to save my money and buy more of the same brands. 

And I won’t be buying new makeup at Sephora.